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Chandan wins story award:
Chandan Monga, alumni of LRS DAV Senior Secondary Model School here has won the Top-one Love Story of the Year-2009 award. He polled 1,000 out of 1,300 votes among the five nominees who were shortlisted out of 20 British and five Indians contests in the final round as per the information received here today. Chandan had earlier been honoured as IBM Hero with citation and medal for saving the life of a customer Cuming Scott in the UK during duty hours at the IBM office in the United Kingdom in 2008. The company (IBM) had recently compiled a comprehensive list of persons who had excelled in human welfare activities. Chandan Monga was among the 25 semi-finalists.

Office-bearers elected: The city unit of the BJP has been reorganised. President Manu Jaiswal informed recently that Jagdish Chuchra, Ratan Lal, Bharat Bhushan Chalana and Sukhwant Singh have been appointed as vice-presidents, Vinod Juneja as general secretary and Rupesh Kukkar as cashier. Councillor Gurmeet Kaur, Shanti Lal Jain, Mahesh Aggarwal and Avinash Narang would be new secretaries.

Maths Olympiad:
A student of Delhi International School (Faridkot) has brought laurels to the district and state through his excellent academic performance in the third International Mathematics Olympiad 2009. Honey Sachdeva of class third from a nearby village is among the first 500 students from all over India who has qualified for the second level of examination. International Mathematics Olympiad was conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation, New Delhi, in which thousands of school students participated from across the country. The management and principal congratulated the successful student and the school staff on their success.

Seminar on legal rights held: To make people aware about their legal rights, the district legal service authorities held a seminar at Gumti Kalan village in the district recently. Among others, Rakesh Kumar, assistant district attorney (legal services) apprised about the right to get free legal aid.

Donated: In a recently held function, the Nothern region pipelines of Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Bathinda donated 85 benches, 203 pullovers and four almirahs to the students of three government elementary schools of village Tungwali, branch I, II and Vaid Nand Basti, respectively.

Rotary Day celebrated: The Rotary Club Bathinda Cantt celebrated the 105th day of Rotary International here today. On the occasion, the club distributed 65 jerseys among students of Government Middle School, Janta Nagar here, and shoes among 40 students of MHR Primary School, Ganesha Basti here. The club also gave a ceiling fan to the school.

Psychotropic drugs seized:
The Faridkot police recovered 38,000 tablets of psychotropic drugs and 30 bottles of cough syrup from a youth on the state highway in Panjgrain village in the district recently. AK Mittal, SSP, while revealing this to The Tribune said that the police nabbed a youth carrying a black bag trying to run away from a police naka set up on the highway. He said, “We arrested by chasing him and in interrogation the youth revealed that his name was Kuldeep Singh, a resident of Pangrain village and he was supplying psychotropic drugs in the area.” An FIR under sections 22/61/85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against him in the Kotkapura rural police station.

Truck set on fire:
The residents of Bhaini Bagha village set a truck on fire yesterday that was exiting cows from truck in the fields of village. As per the information, this truck had brought some useless cows from Mansa to release in the nearby villages but villagers of Bhaini Bagha became violent over it and burnt the truck on the spot. The fire brigade reached the spot but the truck was already burnt. However, the fire could not harm cows as they had already bee released from truck. Mansa police also reached the spot and controlled the situation. Police said necessary action would be taken against the guilty.

Steps to curb drug smuggling: “Police would increase vigilance along the Punjab border and hold meetings with police officers of others state to control the drug smuggling,” said Inspector General of Police, Bathinda zone, Rohit Chaudhary, while addressing the media persons in Mansa on Friday.

Train mishap averted:
Rail traffic on the Jalandhar-Phagwara section remained suspended for more than one hour, and a major rail mishap was averted due to the alertness of the key man who noticed broken track and succeeded in stopping the Delhi-bound 5708 DN Amarpauli Express yesterday. Railway sources said the train proceeded for its destination after repairing the damaged track. Meanwhile, several Delhi-bound trains were detained and could leave for their respective destinations after the Amarpauli Express.



100 units of blood donated: A blood donation camp was organised in memory of department of evening studies founder-principal PL Anand, Panjab University, here today. Over 100 persons donated blood. While speaking on the occasion, Dr RP Bambah, a trustee of The Tribune Trust, lauded Anand’s services to the department and to the university as a teacher. S Bambah, a noted social worker, also lauded the services of the educationist.

Amandeep crowned Mr DAV: DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, today bid adieu to outgoing students of Class XII. The function began with chanting of Vedic mantras and a havan, which was followed by a cultural extravaganza comprising songs and dances presented by the Class XI students. Amandeep bagged Mr DAV title, while Navdeep was crowned as Ms DAV. Addressing the students, principal Vibha Ray wished them good luck for their forthcoming exams and advised them to face future challenges boldly. 

Road safety workshop:The Chandigarh Traffic Police organised a road safety workshop at Brahmrishi Yoga Training College, Sector 19, here today. The police said over 300 persons participated in the workshop, in which UT SP (Traffic) HS Doon delivered tips for safe driving. Among others, college principal, Dr Savita Kansal, and other college staff participated in the workshop.

SHO appointed: Inspector Jaswinder Singh was posted as SHO of the police station-17 here today. Jaswinder Singh has been transferred from the traffic wing of the Chandigarh Police. The post of the SHO had been lying vacant since the retirement of inspector Ramesh Chander Sharma on January 31.



Seminar on higher studies:
In the education sector, stress should be laid on quality instead of figures and for this students should be prevented from misguided educators. This was the keynote address of Dr Rana Nayyar, head of the English department in Punjab University, during a two-day national seminar on “Higher Education Beyond Empty Promises” at Government College of Education here on Thursday.

Minor abducted:
A minor girl (16) was allegedly enticed away by two village youths from Gangaicha Jat village on February 7. The youths took her to an undisclosed place. Thus when the parents failed to trace the whereabouts of their missing daughter, her mother filed a complaint on Wednesday following which the police registered a case of abduction, coupled with seduction, against Randhir and Sushil, both residents of the above village.

Truck looted: Four miscreants reportedly looted a truck from Dharuhera on Wednesday. The truck belonged to Rajiv Yadav, a resident of Bahadurgarh town of Jhajjar district. The incident took place when its conductor Narender Singh Yadav was sleeping inside the truck. The miscreants abruptly entrapped him and took the truck towards Bhiwadi. They dropped Narender there and fled with the truck.



4 consume poison:
Four persons allegedly tried to commit suicide in the Jammu region by consuming poison here on Thursday. The police said Abdul Rashid, a resident of Nagrota, Kavita of Gandhi Nagar, Mukhti, a resident of Thannamandi, and Renu of Baggar Doda were admitted at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) after they consumed some poisonous substance. Cases had been registered in this regard.

CRPF man attempts suicide:
A constable of the 144 battalion of the CRPF, presently attached with the battalion headquarters camped at the Hotel Pakhtoon Nehru Park, has attempted to commit suicide. A police spokesman said the constable, identified as Pankaj Kumar, fired upon himself with his service rifle and was critically injured. He was rushed to the hospital where his condition is stated to be critical. A case has been registered.

Cop injured: Bilal Ahmed, a police constable, has been injured when some unidentified person attacked him with a sharp-edged knife at the Bus Stand, Batamaloo. Bilal was posted on routine duty at the Police Station, Batamaloo when someone stabbed him. He was immediately rushed to the hospital where his condition is stated to be stable. A case has been registered.

Body found: The police recovered the body of Ghulam Mohammad Mir of Kalipora Khag under mysterious circumstances from a paddy field in Beerwah on Thursday. Inquest proceedings under Section 174 CrPC has been initiated by the police at police station, Beerwah.

7 hurt in mishaps: Seven persons were injured in road accidents in the Kashmir valley on Thursday. A Tata Sumo turned turtle at Heward Kapran in Dooru, injuring six persons. All injured were hospitalised. In another incident, a motorcyclist received injuries when Tata Sumo hit his bike at Larkipora, in Dooru. The injured was hospitalised.

Youth commits suicide: Abdul Ahad Khan of Parraypora Kalaroos, Kupwara, consumed some poisonous substance and was rushed to the SDH, Kupwara, where he died. Inquest proceedings under Section 174, CrPC, have been initiated.



More police officers pass out: The Uttarakhand police has got 10 Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs), two Assistant Radio Officers and 149 Sub Inspectors (SIs) as they passed out from the Police Training College in Muradabad here on Tuesday. All police officers will be going for posting arrival in their respective districts on February 22 and later will be posted at the Maha Kumbh Mela in Haridwar.


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